Core Module Information
Module title: Transport Engineering

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR09626
Module leader: Adebola Olowosegun
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

You will learn how to plan and design highway schemes, including roads and junctions, and how to predict, plan and manage the transport implications of new developments. The module contains three distinct parts: Highway Engineering, Traffic Engineering and Transport Assessment. In the Highway Engineering section you will learn how to design road alignments and road pavements, including pavement maintenance. In the Traffic Engineering section you will consider the design of junctions including their operational capacity. In Transport Assessment you will consider the transport implications of new development proposals and how these can be mitigated.

Unit 1 Introduction to Transport Engineering – history of transport, transport professions.
Unit 2 Transport Planning – policy, modelling, appraisal.
Unit 3 Traffic – characteristics, surveys, management.
Unit 4 Intersection Design and Capacity -- priority junction design and capacity (including PICADY), roundabout design and capacity (including ARCADY), traffic signal design and grade separated junctions.
Unit 5 Highway Geometric Design using DMRB – route location, cross-sections, capacity, sight distance, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment.
Unit 6 Pavement Design using DMRB – traffic loading, foundation design, pavement construction design, surfacing.
Unit 7 Pavement Maintenance.
Unit 8 Road Safety – road safety engineering, road safety audits, speed management.
Unit 9 Intelligent Transport Systems
Unit 10 Transport Development Management – development planning, transport assessment, designing streets.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: appreciate the role of transport engineering professionals.
LO2: understand the principles of design and carry out capacity analysis for road junctions.
LO3: carry out the geometric design of highway elements.
LO4: undertake the design of the road pavement layers, understand construction methods, sustainability and road maintenance requirements.
LO5: develop an understanding of road safety engineering, safety audits, and ITS applications
LO6: undertake a transport assessment for a new development.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MYANMAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Adebola Olowosegun
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 28
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 30 5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-6 15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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